IBM and RealNetworks will jointly build a digital-media delivery system to enable companies to distribute and sell their digital content online, NewsFactor reports.

The IBM-Real platform is designed to be a complete enterprise solution for distribution of audio, video and other digital files, NewsFactor says. It will allow companies to digitize and compress media, manage delivery and handle e-commerce payments. The product should be available in the second quarter.

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